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Stand as a Witness

One of the ways that a loving Heavenly Father reveals himself to us, is through witnesses. In all dispensations, individuals from all walks of life have been called to bear witness of God’s marvelous works, and of the Lord Jesus Christ. After the shepherds personally witnessed the newborn Christ, they “made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.” The earth, and all things on the face of it “do witness that there is a supreme creator.” And, Jesus Christ Himself declared: “If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true. There is another that beareth witness of me…” This lesson bundle will lay the foundation for a conversation with your children about discovering truth through witnesses, and our opportunity to bear witness of the truths we receive.

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➤ L E S S O N

Open the lesson with a song and a prayer.

🎶 O P E N I N G S O N G : "Did Jesus Really Live Again?"

➤ P R E P A R A T I O N

You will need a five dollar bill and paper bag. Any amount of money will work that would be exciting to a child. You can also use a treat or something else that would be of interest to a child.

➤ I N T R O D U C T I O N

Hide the five dollar bill inside the paper bag. Hold the bag up in front of everyone and announce that there is a five dollar bill inside. Ask them to raise their hands if they believe you.

Ask for a volunteer to be a “witness” and allow them to peek inside the bag. Ask the witness to tell the others what they saw in the bag. Now, ask everyone to raise their hands if they believe you even more.

Next, ask another volunteer to be a second witness. Repeat this sequence (adding more and more witnesses) until everyone has been invited to look inside the bag.

After completing the activity, discuss the following questions:

1) If there were no witnesses, would you know what was in the bag? (No.)

2) Do you think it’s better to have only one witness, or lots of witnesses? (Lots of witnesses.)